Collectibles-General (Antiques)/Thimbles

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Thimbles
Thimbles  
QUESTION: I would like to know about this collection.

ANSWER: Olga,

Are you able to take clearer photos?  These are too blurry for me to work with.
Thank you.
Irene

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thimbles
thimbles  
QUESTION: Yes, I tried.

Thank you

ANSWER: Olga,
Much better photos, thanks.

These thimbles were made in Germany and date to around 1985/86. They are cast sterling silver, not machined.  If you look closely, you will be able to see their easily recognizable welding seam and another clue, is the weight (heavy)  They sold for $35 each at the time.
Irene


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QUESTION: Thank you for your information Irene.

Can you say me where can I sell them?

thanks

Answer
Olga,

You can try selling them on eBay or another Internet site.  Even Craig's list.

Thimble Collectors International does have members who will take items on consignment but all charge a fee for doing so. This means that you would be left with little in return as the thimbles are not going to sell for more than what I quoted you and possibly less.

Irene

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Irene Schwall

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I have been a collector of antique sewing tools and thimbles for over 30 years. I am also a dealer in this field and sell on eBay under the name -- serengeti2. I am NOT, and I repeat NOT an expert on antique or vintage domestic household sewing machines used for everyday home sewing. I can offer help when it comes to Toy or miniature collectible sewing machines ONLY.

Experience

See information provided above.

Organizations
Thimble Collectors International
SCTC - Southern California Thimble Club
SDTC - San Diego Thimble Club
OTS - Ohio Thimble Seekers
Priscilla Nutmeggers - CT/MA/NH
Dorset Thimble Society - UK
Rund um den Fingerhut - Germany
www.925/1000.com
Cyberthimble on Yahoo



Publications
I belong to Thimble Collectors International & I chair the committee 'Publishing/Grants' and oversee the research and publication of booklets relating to sewing tools and thimbles. I have also had articles published on needlework related topics.

Education/Credentials
See information provided above.

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